Monday, December 01, 2008

TLC197 Speckled "GREEN" Background

If you are like me, you would rather craft than clean. Yep, I admit it...I'll take crafting over cleaning any day of the week. Who's with me? WOW - look at all those

Today's technique on the TLC on Splitcoast uses a cleaning solution many of us have (but try not to use, because that would mean we are cleaning and not crafting) as a way to help create a unique and one-of-a-kind background. So, grab your Simple Green cleaner and get on over the the TLC for some fun.

I created my blue background paper by inking up my sponge brayer with the Spectrum pad and covering the glossy cardstock. Then with the Simple Green in my mini-mister, spritzed the paper leaving behind this wonderful effect. I first learned about this technique from the Queen of Techniques, Pat Huntoon and her Technique Junkies Newsletter, which I have subscribed to for two or three years. The end results are very similar to the Salt Technique but without all the salt...just my Simple Green, which doesn't get used nearly as much as it least for its intended purpose. LOL

I hope that you will give this technique a try, and after you do, send an e-mail to Pat and let her know how much you love it. I know I do!

Thanks for looking in today. 24 days till you know where your shopping list is - and more importantly, how much is left to buy???

Stuff I Used: Stamps: Warm & Cozy Christmas (GinaK Designs); Papers: Glossy Cardstock, Stampers Select White; Inks: Brilliant Blue, Blue Frost Spectrum Pad, Archival Ink-Jet Black; Other Stuff: Simple Green Cleaner, Fine Spritzer Bottle (Ranger) Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Copic Markers, Labels Two Nestabilities, Double Ended Tags (Spellbinders), Foam Brayer, Rhinestone Gems (Hero Arts), 1/8" Sticky Tape, Silver Glitter (Sally's) Rhinestone Brads (Making Memories), White Fun Flock, Quicky Glue Pen.


Clearly Inspired said...

Wow, Lynn! Love this card! There are so many details. The fun flock on the hat and scarf are great. The brads, the background....Love it all!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

LOVE this GinaK image! What a great technique too! Hope you are well, Lynn! Take good care!

wendyp said...

Beautiful effect! I've never tried that technique, but I'm definitely going to have to. tfs!

I actually kinda like to clean/organize. Not like clean the toilets cleaning...YUK! But I love finding new ways to organize my junk.

Kimberly said...

COOL! Don't I say that every Monday? :) It is a really neat technique and you make it look that much more fabulous!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a pretty card Lynn!! I hope to be playing soon!! ;) TFS!!